Spinach Salad With Apples and Maple Vinaigrette

  This is a short-but-sweet recipe just meant to get the seasonal culinary juices flowing!  I served this recently with a bacon and sweet potato galette on an evening when we desperately wanted it to be autumn, but were still a couple of days early.  The combination gave us the satisfaction of seasonal flavors, but…

Chimichurri Steak Tacos

Galley Pirates Truth Bomb* : we do not make a completely new and different meal every day of our lives.  When you are not looking, we — like other mere maritime mortals — repeat our favorites and go-to’s (go’s-to?) and standbys over and over again.  We do endeavor not to tire you all with repetition,…

Cajun Singapore Noodles

So by now you all know Pirate Caroline is spending the first two months of her 2018 lounging about a luxury yacht on the passage of a lifetime.  I, on the other hand, have two months full of business travel (and alas, I am not a professional sailor).  That said, some of my destinations have…

Ghostly Three Flare Chili

If you’re hiding skeletons in your wet locker tonight, watch out! You may hear your engine start, your dock lines hacked, and the heron calls turned to raven cries. It’s Halloween. So beware that the dead may come alive in your cockpit to take you out to sea.

Shrimp in Coconut Curry Sauce

July 3 – Severe thunderstorms in the Annapolis area. That changes our plans of making Margherita Bruschetta in Round Bay while we would typically be watching the Sherwood Forest fireworks on the hook with 40 or so other boats. It’s Annapolis’ pre-game to the 4th of July celebration. No problem, I’ll just wait for my…

Spaghetti Squash with Kielbasa

(a Galley Pirates’ dinner in need of a more provocative name. Suggestions?) The spaghetti squash. Oval, smooth, plain, practically indestructible. You can keep it in a locker for weeks. Bang it around all you want. You can date it with a Sharpie, name it, float it as your crab trap buoy, whatever you want. Gourd…

Banana Bread with Ginger

It’s one of those rainy days where you’re cozed up in the cabin, in need of comfort food and a good book. And there happen to be four over-ripe bananas hanging in your galley. Stop. WAIT!! Did you say bananas?? Are you crazy? Every sailor knows that bananas on board a vessel are bad news;…

Italian Stuffed Tomatoes

On a recent raft up with Upward Wing I was tasked with making a side dish, while my co-pirate, Kristin, delivered the entree, Grilled Marinated Flank Steak. The destination: St. Michaels. When your boat’s doing this: Your galley stove’s doing this:

Farmer’s Market Breakfast

I woke up the other morning craving fried eggplant. That’s never happened to me before. Probably not to you either. Maybe it was because I had a beautiful globe eggplant in my galley from the Annapolis Farmer’s Market. Along with tomatoes, onions and peppers. So it was time to get creative.

The Smell of Home Baked Bread

An unexpected warm fuzzy onboard: easy, homemade bread. You can make this from scratch (knock yourself out in the doldrums), but if you’re fast under way or pressed for time, try Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade No Knead Bread Mix.